French Kissed @ Balthazar

  • Price: $$$
  • Cuisine: French
  • ForknPlate Member: No
  • Wifi: No
  • Oudoor Seating: No
  • Delivery: No
  • Takeout: Yes
  • Reservations: Yes
  • OpenTable Link: OpenTable
  • Phone: (212) 965-1414
  • Website: Website
  • Menu: Menu
Hours:
Mon: 7:30 am - 11:30 am & 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue: 7:30 am - 11:30 am & 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed: 7:30 am - 11:30 am & 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu: 7:30 am - 11:30 am & 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri: 7:30 am - 11:30 am & 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sat: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 1:00 am
Sun: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm & 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

 

This famous french bistro is a great place to stop after shopping all day in Soho, but be prepared to wait. We went in without a reservation and the snooty hostess told us an hour and a half before we would get a table. So we grabbed a drink at the bar no biggie. After only about 35 minutes they had a table for us. We had to try the steak tartare, warm green asparagus with crisp “mollet” egg, and seafood ceviche. If you’ve never had a “mollet” egg it will change your life. ¬†All were really great appetizer choices. The seafood ceviche was a little heavy on the calamari, but the flavors were delicious. The steak tartare was executed perfectly with capers and black pepper it was quite satisfying. I ordered the Berkshire pork belly with creamy grits and smoked pork jus and the duck shepard’s pie. The jus on that pork dish had amazing deep rich flavor and a velvety texture and really added another dimension to the already really amazing pork belly. The shepard’s pie was also really delicious and would be the perfect rainy day dish. We tried the creme brulee, which was quite amazing and then the chocolate pot de creme, which was really good, but over-the-top rich and I was sick after 3 bites. Overall, this place is really trendy and busy, but the food is pretty good and I will most certainly return.

Balthazar

Where to Find It

Hi! I’m Davina and I have an unquenchable passion for all things food and drink. You can find me creating cocktails, ¬†cooking up some delicious things in NYC and selling real estate. I love practical jokes, coffee and rocking onesies.

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